Liselle is a neuro-divergent performance artist and director of Not Your Circus Dog Collective (2018), a subversive crip queer learning disabled and neuro-divergent performance company. Her most recent work is, Not F**kin' Sorry! (2019) has been performed at Soho Theatre.
She also makes feminist crip performance as Doris La Trine, re-performing mis-understandings & discrimination surrounding eating disorders. In 2018, she curated and hosted Wickedly Wild Women Cabaret for WoW Women of the World at Southbank Centre, and for Royal CourtTheatre co-curated Take-Up Space Cabaret. Liselle presents and publishes on Restaging Disability as well as documenting her practice as archival websites and presenting conference papers on this work nationally and internationally.
Terret's solo performances as alter-ego Doris La Trine involve making, performing and directing feminist, crip & queer performance art (for which she has coined the term LiPSiCk Queer Feminist Neo-Burlesque). Between 2005 and 2019 public performances featuring Doris La Trine's autobiographical show Flushed have toured to venues including for Duckie's, Café De Paris, The Chelsea Theatre with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stevens, Limerick Arts Festival, The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, WoW Festival, Southbank Centre, Take up Space Cabaret at the Royal Court Theatre, DaDa Festival, The Sisterhood, Shangri-La, Glastonbury Festival, and Word Of Warning, Domestic and Haphazard.
Duckie's, Simon Casson says of Doris La Trine (2017):
Liselle's work is filthy, dirty, shameful, all too personal and at the same time - glorious. Grotesque, powerful, political. A detailed, delicate piece"
A range of research publications engage critically with Terret's creative practices (as Doris La Trine), including:
- Commane, G. (2020) Bad Girls, Dirty Bodies: Sex, Performance and Safe Femininity, Bloomsbury Academic, London.
- Nally, C (2013) Cross Dressing & Grrrly: Twenty-First Century Burlesque in Nally, C. & Smith, A. Naked Exhibitionism Gendered Performance and Public Exposure, Bloomsbury, London;
- Pearlman, L (2016) Le Vrai Spectacle: 'Queering the French, Frenching the Queer'. In: Campbell A., Farrier S. (eds) Queer Dramaturgies: Contemporary Performance InterActions, Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137411846_3